The US Senate foreign relations committee has heard that help for Taiwan to resist military and economic coercion from the mainland should be strengthened. Photo: EPA-EFE
The US Senate foreign relations committee has heard that help for Taiwan to resist military and economic coercion from the mainland should be strengthened. Photo: EPA-EFE

Strengthen Taiwan defences but keep strategic ambiguity: US officials

  • Senate foreign relations committee hears support for the island is ‘urgent task’ against Beijing’s ‘intentionally provocative’ actions
  • Bipartisan support for hardline approach, but senior officials see little deterrence value in shifting to more defined policy

Topic |   US-China relations
The US Senate foreign relations committee has heard that help for Taiwan to resist military and economic coercion from the mainland should be strengthened. Photo: EPA-EFE
The US Senate foreign relations committee has heard that help for Taiwan to resist military and economic coercion from the mainland should be strengthened. Photo: EPA-EFE
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